WanYing's finding ad was published on February 27, 2009, so this picture of her must have been taken within weeks of her birth! What a blessing to have a real baby picture of our baby!
The translation is:
Ling Wan Ying, female, birth day Feb. 6, 2009, was found on Feb. 10, 2009 at outside of the Welfare Institute in Wannian County. She had a skinny face with both of her palms adhesed.As grateful as we are for this piece of WanYing's history (and we are so grateful to have so many artifacts and photos from WanYing's early childhood!), our hearts can't help but sag at the sight of all of these children whose birth families were unable to keep them and abandoned them to be found and cared for by the government and, hopefully and eventually, loving families.
This is just one newspaper from one day in one province in one country. We are so blessed and grateful to be family to "column 4 row 4" but what has happened to the other 135 children on this page? What will happen to the 143 million faces just like this in our world?